Shed

Definition of Shed

Pronunciation: shĕd
n.1.A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure often open in front; an outbuilding; a hut; as, a wagon shed; a wood shed.
The first Aletes born in lowly shed.
- Fairfax.
Sheds of reeds which summer's heat repel.
- Sandys.
2.(Aëronautics) A covered structure for housing aircraft; a hangar.
v. t.1.To separate; to divide.
[imp. & p. p. Shed; p. pr. & vb. n. Shedding.]
2.To part with; to throw off or give forth from one's self; to emit; to diffuse; to cause to emanate or flow; to pour forth or out; to spill; as, the sun sheds light; she shed tears; the clouds shed rain.
Did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
- Shak.
Twice seven consenting years have shed
Their utmost bounty on thy head.
- Wordsworth.
3.To let fall; to throw off, as a natural covering of hair, feathers, shell; to cast; as, fowls shed their feathers; serpents shed their skins; trees shed leaves.
4.To cause to flow off without penetrating; as, a tight roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds water.
5.To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.
6.(Weaving) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.
v. i.1.To fall in drops; to pour.
Such a rain down from the welkin shadde.
- Chaucer.
2.To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering or envelope.
White oats are apt to shed most as they lie, and black as they stand.
- Mortimer.
n.1.A parting; a separation; a division.
They say also that the manner of making the shed of newwedded wives' hair with the iron head of a javelin came up then likewise.
- Sir T. North.
2.The act of shedding or spilling; - used only in composition, as in bloodshed.
3.That which parts, divides, or sheds; - used in composition, as in watershed.
4.(Weaving) The passageway between the threads of the warp through which the shuttle is thrown, having a sloping top and bottom made by raising and lowering the alternate threads.

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